|Thu, 23 May 2013 10:27:38 GMT|
Google acquires kite-power firm
Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 16:24:16 GMT|
BBC shows off 'script-changing' radio
A radio that has the ability to alter scripts and other content depending on its location and other factors is being developed by the BBC.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 11:28:41 GMT|
Court battle for EA over game faces
A former college football player has won the right to sue Electronic Arts for using his likeness without permission.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 10:34:38 GMT|
J-Lo to create Latino mobile shops
A chain of mobile phone stores aimed specifically at the Latino market is to be opened by singer and actress Jennifer Lopez
|Wed, 22 May 2013 13:40:11 GMT|
Backlash over Xbox pre-owned games
Microsoft faces a backlash from some gamers after it emerges the company may charge a fee to play pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 10:30:15 GMT|
Twitter boosts security after hacks
Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
|Wed, 22 May 2013 13:55:57 GMT|
Gif inventor says pronounce it 'Jif'
The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
|Fri, 24 May 2013 00:18:40 GMT|
Cockroaches evolving to evade traps
Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT|
Genetics of white tigers pinpointed
Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 07:39:12 GMT|
Iceland expands volcano monitoring
Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 23:26:57 GMT|
Nasa to lease shuttle launch pad
Nasa is looking for commercial operators to lease a historic launch pad in Florida used for the first Moon missions and by the Atlantis shuttle.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 08:12:12 GMT|
Trans-US solar plane sets new record
The Solar Impulse plane sets a new record for distance flown by a solar-powered craft as it completes the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
|Fri, 24 May 2013 00:39:08 GMT|
Ecuador satellite space crash fears
Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 03:44:21 GMT|
Cave paintings uncovered in Mexico
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
|Thu, 23 May 2013 21:15:00 GMT|
Cloned stem-cell study under fire for sloppy errors
Duplicated images in a research paper have sparked worries that the journal Cell may have been hasty in its peer review process
|Thu, 23 May 2013 18:34:00 GMT|
Hydropower megaproject to dam River Congo
A series of hydroelectric dams on the river, to be constructed from 2015, could generate twice as much energy as China's record-breaking Three Gorges dam
|Thu, 23 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT|
Itch protein may hold key to cure for skin conditions
The discovery in mice of a protein central to itchy sensations could lead to new treatments for eczema, psoriasis and other persistent skin complaints
|Thu, 23 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT|
Evolving H7N9 bird flu could close poultry markets
China is planning to shut live poultry markets in some cities for good, and studies show the H7N9 bird flu virus can spread through the air in ferrets
|Thu, 23 May 2013 17:00:00 GMT|
Today on New Scientist
All the latest stories on newscientist.com, including: how genes shape food preferences, first interview with a dead man, space brain threat, and more
|Thu, 23 May 2013 16:45:00 GMT|
Play your way to work with interactive games
A simple interactive video game you can play on a tram or a train carriage will make your journey pass more quickly – and help make new friends too
|Thu, 23 May 2013 15:30:00 GMT|
Like it or not, this is the age of ubiquitous computing
Unobtrusive computers pose social, rather than technological, challenges. No one likes a snooper